Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The stoneplover or thick-knee, Œdicnemus crepitans. See cut under Œdicnemus.
  • noun The whimbrel, Numenius phæopus.
  • noun In the southern United States, the willet, Symphemia semipalmata: a misnomer.

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  • noun Several species of large terrestrial birds in the family Burhinidae.

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  • noun large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint

Etymologies

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From stone + curlew

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